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ERIC Number: EJ1135123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Moral Education and Literature: On Cora Diamond and Eimear McBride
Mahon, Aine
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v51 n1 p102-113 Feb 2017
I argue in this paper for the rich and subtle connections between moral philosophy and literature as they are articulated and explored in the work of the contemporary American philosopher, Cora Diamond. In its significance for broader educational debates--specifically, debates regarding the value of the arts and humanities in a context of global economic collapse--Diamond's work is strikingly original. I argue that it offers much more to educators than the related work of her Anglo-American contemporaries, among them Martha Nussbaum and Richard Rorty. In development of my position, I read Diamond's 2008 essay, "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," with "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing," the debut novel of Irish writer Eimear McBride.
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Language: English
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